This Friday was filled with many expressive faces and lots of questions. Themes of age, counting, and taking care of others continued. The children began reflecting on the routines, manners, and names they have learned in this first week of school. Their play reflected their evolving understanding of the environment and each other. Our morning meetings focused on names, families and practicing please and thank you. During lunch we sat in groups to spell names--many of the children were excited to spell their names for the class and learn how to spell each other's names! There has also been a growing interest in making beats, singing movement songs and rhyming. 

Dramatic Play: Caring and sharing, remembering when we were babies

Sensory Table: Orbeez and talking about size and texture!

Manipulatives Center: kinetic sand and magnets

Block Center: trains and teamwork

Writing Center: fine motor skills with beads

Art Center: water colors and clay with nature items

Science Center: rocks and weighing 

Gym: taking turns and parachute!

Music and movement: making a beat!

At the Bottom of the page you will find some great singing and counting videos!

 

Sharing! 

Julia and Nolan share their morning snack, incorporating counting and social emotional skills!

Can I have a pretzel, please, Julia?
— Nolan
Can I have 3 nuts? I told you I need 3 because I’m 3
— Julia
Practicing sharing and expressing feelings to each other during morning meeting 

Practicing sharing and expressing feelings to each other during morning meeting 

Expressive Friday Faces

Sophia L. exploring kinetic sand and showing off her expressive face!

Sophia L. exploring kinetic sand and showing off her expressive face!

Louis caring for Annabel

Louis caring for Annabel

You need to go home and rest and have warm milk!
— Louis
Focused face with Bodin!

Focused face with Bodin!

ORBEEZ!

Caleb describing the feeling of Orbeez water beads (little gel beads that grow in water)

They look like rolly polly bugs!
— Caleb

GYM!

Spinning!

Spinning!

Dinos having a conversation about being babies and sneezing 

Dinos having a conversation about being babies and sneezing 

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More Fun FRIday Quotes!

Hey, Bo look at this one! If you eat them you’ll get very sick!
— Skylar
Yeah, then you have to go to the doctor
— Bo (Boston)
Those are beans!
— Bodin

Bodin reflects on our party yesterday

I keep my mask at my house
— Bodin

Jack and Ahon work together to build

Let’s make a rider on the floor
— Ahon
Okay, first we need to do this one there...this one doesn’t fit like this
— Jack

Skylar noticing Syd's freckles and tattoos

I love your dots, and your flower and fork!
— Skylar

More Friday Photos

 

Videos!

Jack sings Mr. Sun to the class

Bodin makes music with magnets

Jaelah shows us how she counts 1-10 in spanish

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